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Year 13 

Here are details of some key events taking place this year and in particular around the University application process and our assessment cycle.

  • Higher Education and Post 16 Application process

Tutorials over the next term will be supporting students in their application to university.  We ran a guidance event on 27th September 2023, here is a link to the webinar.

Year 13 students who have applied for university this year will now be receiving their offers.  Please see the below guide to university offers and next steps:

accepting offers 2024.pdf


  • Assessment

The week beginning the 16th October the first of 3 formal assessment periods for year 13.  OU assessment cycle is reviewed every year, and we structure it so that students can gain as much meaningful practice as possible and are well prepared to succeed in their final exams next summer.  An important aspect of this preparation and practice is completing mock assessments in timed conditions and in the venue where they ultimately take place.  

  • Vocational students

Students on vocational courses will have formal external exams during the year and these will be communicated with students directly by subject teachers.  There will also be some mock exams for some Vocational courses; students will receive individual timetables closer to the event.


year 13 key datesdec2023.pdf